Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

The ability to launch the ball is critical for golfers with slower swing speeds. That’s because slow swings don’t produce enough speed to generate significant height. This club seeks to launch higher without adding too much distance-robbing spin. That quest began by using lighter clubheads, shafts and grips, making it easier for golfers to generate more clubhead speed. Generous offset and heel-biased weighting contribute to a higher launch and slice-correction. A revamped variable-thickness face inspired by Cobra’s driver is 15 percent thinner on the 4- through 7-irons to help with distance.

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Characteristics

  • Low-profile design with strategic weighting helps get the ball in the air.
  • It has 60 percent more offset than Cobra’s Darkspeed iron.
  • A channel improves face flex, adding height and distance.
  • 7-iron: 30 degrees; PW: 43.5 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 best-looking super-game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 best sound/feel super-game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying super-game-improvement irons, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated super-game-improvement irons, high-handicaps

Price

$114 per iron

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

4.5
Performance
4.5
50%*
Innovation
4.0
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
4.5
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Sensory
Soft Feel
Firm Feel
Ball Flight
Lower, More Roll
Higher, More Carry
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

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From the Manufacturer
COBRA AIR-X

Featuring a lightweight construction and an all-new H.O.T. Face insert, the AIR-X irons are designed to help golfers with smooth tempos generate increased club speed and distance.

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